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Corded vs cordless

Corded vs Cordless Circular Saws – Which One’s Right for You?

It’s an age-old tool inventory conflict. Do you buy a tool that gets its power from a dedicated cord or one that gets its power from a battery? That is the question. The answer is very rarely as simple as advocating one over the other because it always falls to what you, the tool user, […]

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Miter Saw vs Circular Saw - Which is Best for Your Needs

Miter Saw vs Circular Saw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

You’ve got the woodworking bug bad and are ready for the next major tool purchase.  A circular saw has the rugged, manly power associated with electric saws, but the miter saw might be able to make you look like a real woodworking authority. Assuming you aren’t going to spring for both, at least not right […]

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a worm drive saw being used

Worm Drive Saw vs Circular Saw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

When we ask whether to buy a worm-drive saw or a circular saw, what we’re really asking is whether to buy a worm-drive saw or a sidewinder saw. This is because worm drive saws and sidewinder saws are both circular saws. They are just two different types of circular saws. What separates those two classes […]

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Track Saw vs Cordless Circular Saw - Which is Best for Your Project

Track Saw vs Cordless Circular Saw: Which to Choose?

The question of whether to by a track saw versus a cordless circular saw comes down to one thing, really. How accurate a cut do you need? That’s really it. The difference between the two comes down to that track saws are a specialized kind of cordless circular saws that operate along a track to […]

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corded vs cordless reciprocating saw

Corded vs Cordless Reciprocating Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

A reciprocating saw is a powered saw that replicates the sawing action used by manual saws. The motor pushes and pulls the blade across the material that you’re trying to saw. The action is quite a bit different than a circular saw, which gets its cutting power from spinning an arbor onto which a cutting […]

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Sabre Saw vs Jigsaw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

You want to know the difference between a sabre saw and a jigsaw.  What about the saber saw?  As you will soon see, you can’t answer these questions unless you also talk about the scroll saw and the reciprocating saw.  It’s a whole family of saws, and just like family trees can be messy, so […]

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Scroll Saw vs Band Saw - Which is Best for Your Needs

Scroll Saw vs Band Saw: Which is Best for Your Needs?

You’ve decided it’s time to add another piece to your woodshop and you’re torn between getting a scroll saw and a band saw.  In an ideal world, you’d get both! Although the scroll saw clearly resembles a sewing machine – and there are instructions on the internet to turn your sewing machine into a small […]

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Skill Saw vs. Circular Saw

Skill Saw vs Circular Saw: Which is Right for Your Needs?

What’s in a name? That’s a question that comes to mind when pondering the meaning of your own given name. What does it mean to be called Randolph? How about Peter? What does it say about you to be called Edwin? A similar question pops up when the question is raised whether a saw is […]

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